New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Marc by Marc Jacobs
One of my favorite designers, Marc Jacobs served up some seriously stunning “stylings” this year in his Marc By Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection showcasing a mixture of grunge and military-inspired looks.
Stomping the runway during his show were looks that brought together a British-inspired look from the military haute couture looks that have been reigning the Brit runway over the past couple of years.
But what really set this Fall’s collection apart was the pairing with the returning grunge look of the 90’s.
Schoolgirl silhouettes came down the catwalk with bursting floral and plaid prints that screamed chic styling that Marc Jacobs is truly known for.
Velvet coats, dresses, and sunburst-pleated skirts were all the rage for Jacobs’ show showing a soft, yet structured sense of romance and classic looks. Though, what really caught my eye with his Fall 2012 collection was the accessory styling, which included grunge combat boots, band caps, and studded leather and furry bags galore.
Kudos to Marc Jacobs and his awesome fashion show at Fashion Week NYC.
Check out the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 collection here:
Who is Marc Jacobs?
Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer who is widely recognized for his significant contributions to the fashion industry. He was born on April 9, 1963, in New York City, USA.
Jacobs attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and quickly gained attention in the fashion world during his studies. In 1984, he showcased his first collection of hand-knit sweaters, catching the eye of fashion critics and buyers.
In 1986, Marc Jacobs co-founded his eponymous fashion label, “Marc Jacobs,” and launched his first full ready-to-wear collection. His designs were a combination of grunge and streetwear influences, making him an influential figure during the 1990s fashion scene. Jacobs’ grunge-inspired collection for Perry Ellis in 1992 was groundbreaking but also controversial at the time. It was eventually the reason for his dismissal from the company, but it solidified his reputation as a fashion innovator.
Marc Jacobs went on to become the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton in 1997, where he was instrumental in revitalizing the brand and making it a global luxury powerhouse. His work at Louis Vuitton garnered widespread acclaim and contributed to the brand’s success during his 16-year tenure.
In addition to his eponymous label and work at Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs has also designed for his diffusion line, Marc by Marc Jacobs, which provided more accessible and youthful designs to a broader audience.
Throughout his career, Jacobs has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including multiple CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards. He is known for his ability to blend high fashion with street style, constantly reinventing his designs while maintaining a strong personal brand identity.
Marc Jacobs remains an influential and prominent figure in the fashion industry, with his designs being sought after by celebrities and fashion enthusiasts worldwide. His impact on fashion has been substantial, and he continues to be a driving force in shaping contemporary fashion trends.
Marc Jacobs Becomes the New face Of Christian Dior
Could Marc Jacobs really be the new face for Christian Dior? A couple of weeks ago, I posted on the (un)fortunate firing of John Galliano from the House of Dior due to his racial commentary.
Now, with fashion kicking into high gear, the question that is racing through everyone’s minds is who will take over Galliano’s position.
The Gossips are doing what they do best in speculating who will don the the prestigious Dior title. Up in the air for the fashion frenzy along with Jacobs are Alexander Wang, Christian Lacroix, and Keren Craig of Marchesa. My personal vote goes out to Jacobs.
Not only do I have a serious obsession with him, but his men’s line brings men’s fashion to a whole new level. Jacobs is known taking men’s apparel and basics and adding a modern twist with edge and a hint of punk. Every time I see one of his pieces, I can’t help but squeal like a little school girl.
Jacobs would be a great choice for Christian Dior having led the Louis Vuitton label situated as their creative director. Although, Alexander Wang would be an interesting choice for a close second.
Only time will tell where Christian Dior’s direction will go and having a fresh face up on their runway is set to show off some serious fashion statements.